William M. Baird

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In this study, we investigated the effects of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and trichostatin A (TSA) on the metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in human mammary carcinoma derived MCF-7 cells in culture. Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) induces cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A1, CYP1B1 and other xenobiotic(More)
The potent carcinogen dibenzo[a,l]pyrene (DB[a,l]P) has been reported to form both stable and depurinating DNA adducts upon activation by cytochrome P450 enzymes and/or cellular peroxidases. Only stable DB[a,l]P-DNA adducts were detected in DNA after reaction of DB[a,I]P-11,12-diol-13,14-epoxides in solution or cells in culture. To determine whether(More)
The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), was compared to dibenzo[def,p]chrysene (DBC) and combinations of three environmental PAH mixtures (coal tar, diesel particulate and cigarette smoke condensate) using a two stage, FVB/N mouse skin tumor model. DBC (4nmol) was most potent, reaching 100% tumor incidence with a shorter latency to(More)
Human exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) occur in complex mixtures. Here, gene expression patterns were investigated using standard reference material (SRM) 1649a (urban dust). MCF-7 cells were exposed to SRM 1649a alone or SRM 1649a with either benzo[a]pyrene (BP) or dibenzo[a,l]pyrene (DBP) for 24 hours. Global analyses of the gene(More)
  • S M Sebti, D Pruess-Schwartz, W M Baird
  • 1985
The activation of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) to DNA-binding metabolites in early-passage embryo cell cultures prepared from various species of rodents was investigated by exposing cells from mice (BALB/c and Sencar), rats (Wistar and Fischer 344), and Syrian hamsters to [3H]BaP for various lengths of time. The BaP:DNA adducts containing cis-vicinal hydroxyl(More)
SUMMARY The effects of a single application of the same molar dose of phorbol and four phorbol diesters on precursor incorporation into mouse epidermal RNA, protein, and DNA at times up to 6 days after treatment were studied in skin tumor-susceptible mice. The potent tumor promoters, 12-O-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate and phorbol-12,13-didecanoate,(More)
Humans are exposed to complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the atmosphere. We examined the long term effects of a standard reference material (SRM) 1649a over time on the metabolic activation and DNA adduct formation by two carcinogenic PAHs, benzo[a]pyrene (BP) and dibenzo[a,l]pyrene (DBP) in the human mammary carcinoma derived cell line(More)
  • W M Baird, C P Salmon, L Diamond
  • 1984
Benzo(e)pyrene (BeP) is a cocarcinogen with benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) and an anticarcinogen with 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) in mouse skin initiation-promotion assays (Slaga, T.J., Jecker, L., Bracken, W.M. and Weeks C.E. Cancer Lett. 7: 51-59, 1979). We have investigated the effects of BeP on the metabolic activation of BaP and DMBA in early-passage(More)
Selective production of rat mutant selenoprotein W with and without bound glutathione. Biochem. (2004) The uses of carcinogen-DNA adduct measurement in establishing mechanisms of mutagenesis and in chemoprevention. Effect of artificial mixtures of environmental polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons present in coal tar, urban dust and diesel exhaust particulates(More)